Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 9

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 9: Drinking the Kool-Aid

This one starts exactly where last episode left off, with Veronica crying in her car in the prison parking lot after being told by Abel Koontz that Jake Kane is her biological father. She pulls herself together and starts thinking about it on the way home. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 9”

Comics Reviews: Batman Annual #8, DC Comics Presents Annual #1

Batman Annual 8 coverBatman Annual #8 – “The Messiah of the Crimson Sun” – Mike W. Barr/Trevor von Eeden

This one starts in a sleepy farming village called Shinn Corners, a few hours outside Gotham. The residents are up early to get on with their business, but the sunrise brings only death, killing everyone where they stand with its unusually strong red rays. We see a thug in a high-tech control room reporting success to his boss, a guy in a red mask. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman Annual #8, DC Comics Presents Annual #1”

Comics Reviews: Legion of Super-Heroes Annual 1, Warlord Annual 1

LSH Annual 1 coverLegion of Super-Heroes Annual #1 – “Monsters in a Little Girl’s Mind” – Paul Levitz/Keith Giffen/Bruce Patterson

This story starts with Shvaughn Erin showing up at Legion headquarters to let them know she’s the new liaison officer from the Science Police. The Legion’s security devices grab her and she wonders if nobody told the legion she was coming. Wildfire blasts her free before he and Dawnstar take off for some R&R. Shvaughn heads inside where Element Lad welcomes her and shows her around the headquarters, which has been revamped recently. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Legion of Super-Heroes Annual 1, Warlord Annual 1”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 8

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 8: Like a Virgin

This one starts with Veronica asking Abel Koontz’s lawyer (Cliff, who’s worked with the Mars Detective Agency frequently) to get her in to see Koontz. She’s discovered some evidence that makes her think Koontz’s confession is bogus, but Cliff says Koontz just fired him so he can’t really help her. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 1, Episode 8”

Comics Reviews: New Teen Titans 26, All-Star Squadron Annual 1

New Teen Titans 26 coverNew Teen Titans #26 – “Runaways” – Marv Wolfman/George Perez/Romeo Tanghal

This one starts with the Titans returning from the their adventure in space (which we covered in the last few reviews). Dick (Robin) Grayson apologizes to Starfire for acting like such a tool lately and finally admits he has feelings for her. Dick says being raised by Batman has made him trust his head more than his heart, so he’ll need some time to process these feelings. Starfire already knows she loves him, but says she can wait for him to figure things out. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: New Teen Titans 26, All-Star Squadron Annual 1”

Comics Reviews: Flash 316, Wonder Woman 298, Green Lantern 159, Jonah Hex 67

Flash 316 coverFlash #316 – “Speed Kills” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Dennis Jensen

Last issue, Goldface came to Central City to take over the mobs and decided he’d better deal with Flash too. He started busting up the police station and when Flash showed up to fight him, he sent the speedster flying into an alley a few blocks away. Flash wakes up in the alley and zips back to the cop shop. This time he doesn’t confront Goldface head on; he uses his super-speed to hammer the armoured villain through the floor into the sewers, then tries to push him right out of town. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 316, Wonder Woman 298, Green Lantern 159, Jonah Hex 67”